Sunday, March 16, 2008

If just one woman is saved by this post...

The thing about crazy hair is that it sneaks up on you.

Seriously, it is wicked stealth. One day you're just cruising along, knowing full well that a cut and colour is way overdue, but you're busy and you figure you'll get to it one of these days, and then BAM!

You look in the mirror.

And there it is: crazy hair.

Check out the rest by clicking over to my Shooting For Hip column at Mommyblogstoronto - I promise there's an after photo over there!

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40 comments:

Cheri said...

You look lovely in the before and after photos!

You should have seen mine before I got it "fixed" last week. Oy.

Jen said...

As a curly-haired person, I can really relate to this! I feel like I go around with a barometer on my head. Only with ideal humidity does my hair behave itself.

Family Adventure said...

So THAT's what it's called, that stuff on the top of my head!

Have a good one,

Heidi

Karen said...

Thanks for remind us to take time for ourselves. I'm in desperate need of something. You look fab!

Kitty said...

I think my daughter was 2 before I gave my hair some 'quality time'. Then I got pregnant with No.2 and I neglected it again. Only when he was around 3 did I start taking an interest in my appearance again. Scary hair wasn't all of it - I had a scary face and scary body too!

x

Brittany said...

ugh. mine needs done, too. Thanks for the reminder!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

My friend if you could see my hair when it enters the point of no return (which is right about now.) It ain't pretty.

Thanks for reminding me I need to schedule a hair cut and highlights stat!

Dawn said...

Your hair looks great in the after shot and you're still cute in in the before shot, just a little crazy hair. I've recently gotten a short cut that I love because it means having to do almost nothing to it in the morning, but I've noticed that I can barely go three weeks without having to get it cut/colored or I get crazy hair.

flutter said...

your crazy hair is better than my normal hair...

MommyTime said...

Sadly, I think my normal hair is a curly version of your 'crazy' hair... -sigh-

SaraLynn said...

It looks fabulous!

LunaNik said...

OMG...I am soooo guilty of crazy hair!! And you're so right, it just creeps up on you! Weird.

Unfortunately I have no plans to do anything about it anytime soon.

=(

Lori at Spinning Yellow said...

My sister's hair got like that and then she decided to donate it to Locks for Love. Made her look charitable instead of lazy!

OHmommy said...

17 months?

Been there. Done that. LOL... yes, I understand crazy hair. :)

Love your new cute. You look smashing!

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

I hate it when I wake up and all of a sudden my hair is completely awful - even though it still looked okay 2 days previous. Such betrayal!

MamaGeek said...

Seriously you're HOTT in before AND after shots!

Shan said...

Some how crazy hair snuck up on me too.

Love your after picture!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Love the new look! :)

Kat said...

You call the crazy hair? You look freaking gorgeous. I should be so lucky to have hair like this on any day.

Your hair looks awesome in the after picture. So shiny...Sigh. I am jealous.

Laura said...

We moms put ourselves second way too often!

You look gorgeous!

GoMommy said...

Oh I totally do this ALL THE TIME!! Let my trim and color go waay too long and then I have hear my hair dresser cluck and tsk behind me!

krissy said...

You are so pretty! I could show you Crazy Hair!!!

Kathryn said...

I finally just got my hair cut on Saturday. It had been almost 3 months. Ugh. It was getting BAD. I look human again. Whew!

Abbie said...

Oh how I feel ya sister, I so totally do. *sigh*

Abbie said...

Oh snap! I just went and read your little column after leaving my first comment and can you say FABULOUS HAIR?! Love it!

Joanna said...

Get rid of crazy hair - check. Now how do I get rid of crazy body?? You looked good before and wow after.

Anne said...

Gotta love the straightening iron! Your hair looks great!

Amy said...

I think you look beautiful, either way. I like to say crazy hair though, it does sound better than a bad hair day.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

You look great before! And after is WOW! My hairdresser just went on maternity leave and I'm already freaking out a little.

caramama said...

Great column! During pregnancy and during the postpartum period, I went almost 2 years without a cut. It was super crazy hair. Now, I make sure to make an appointment before I leave the salon. My next one happens to be tomorrow, thank goodness!

Stomper Girl said...

This is why I have a ridiculously large collection of hair ties, bandannas and clips!

Huckdoll said...

I hear ya! When mine gets to the stage you describes, it's straight up in buns and ponytails or hats for me. I'm in that stage right now, actually.

Janet said...

um...what's wrong with it? LOL!

Wendi said...

I think I have been about 9 months. Last week I had finally had enough of "crazy hair". 5 inches were wacked.( and split ends with split ends) I feel so much better. Why do we moms do that? We don't send our kids out in the world unkempt and disheveled. Your new "do" looks fabulous!

Becky said...

I find you sexy and charming.

Law Student Hot Mama said...

Good for you for still cutting and coloring! I absolutely refuse to let myself go unlike some mommies out there. I'm determined to look hot!

petit elefant said...

Oh, love the post. Hilarious. It was costing way way way too much so I started to dye it at home {shhhhh.} WILL NOT go grey.

sarah said...

the amazing power of a great haircut. Not to mention the time to just relax and have someone take care of YOU. You look great!

Jobthingy said...

OOooOOoooo i love the new hair

very purdy

The Boyds Family said...

I am currently a victim of the crazy hair days. I have to get my hair fixed every five weeks in order to maintain this hair style that I have chosen - and I do love my hairstyle. However, my busy schedule does not always allow for a hair cut every five weeks (neither does my pocketbook)

Anyway - it's going on three months now....I think it's time to make that appointment.

PS. You look good in both the before AND after. :)